The Love Burglar

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The Love Burglar
The Love Burglar (1919) - 1.jpg
Film still. left-to-right:Anna Nilsson, Wally Reid, Wally Beery. Ray Hatton back to camera.
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Screenplay by Walter Woods
Based on One of Us
by Jack Lait
Starring Wallace Reid
Anna Q. Nilsson
Raymond Hatton
Wallace Beery
Wilton Taylor
Edmund Burns
Cinematography Frank Urson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 13, 1919 (1919-07-13)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
period advertisement. Press herald.

The Love Burglar is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by James Cruze, written by Walter Woods based upon a play by Jack Lait, and starring Wallace Reid, Anna Q. Nilsson, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Beery, Wilton Taylor, and Edmund Burns. The film was released on July 13, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The film is now lost.[3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Joan Gray (Nilsson), a novelist who is living in the underworld to absorb its atmosphere for her next work, finds herself seriously menaced by Coast-to-Coast Taylor (Beery), a prominent figure of the district who determines to win her by force if necessary. As the situation reaches a climax she is rescued by the famous criminal who has just been released from prison. She continues to sing at the low cafe and accepts the admiring protection of the crook. The latter, unknown to her, is David Strong (Reid), a member of the upper world whose love of adventure and her accounts for his assumption of a famous crook's identity. Matters come to a crisis when his associates urge him to rob a wealthy house, which incidentally is his own home. Joan seeks to prevent it and the real crook arrives in time to also take a hand. David manages to extradite Joan and himself from the situation, and after introductions they plight their troth.



  1. ^ "Love-Burglar - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Love Burglar". AFI. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Love Burglar
  4. ^ "Reviews: The Love Burglar". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (5): 106. July 26, 1919. 

External links

  • The Love Burglar on IMDb
  • synopsis at AllMovie
  • Lobby card at

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